iPads in Education

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Sam Gliksman's Blog – October 2010 Archive (3)

"Hang on while I check that" - The Educational Importance of Ubiquitous Computing

As the wise old adage states, "Knowledge is power". Throughout the past century that axiom certainly rang true. Our education systems transmitted bodies of knowledge to its students and mastery of that content held the key to college entrance, successful careers and financial security. Graduates were likely to land solid employment that would last years and even decades. Students had access to one expert - the teacher in their…

Added by Sam Gliksman on October 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Class Research on iPads - How Well Does It Work?

One of our iPad pilot program teachers was planning on having students start a new web based research project and I wanted to observe and evaluate how smoothly it went. Students were being split into groups of around four and each group was given the task of researching one civil rights leader. They would have to deliver a speech as that leader later in the week.… Continue

Added by Sam Gliksman on October 18, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

iPads in Education: Grading what's working and what's not

A view from the trenches... We excitedly began our iPad pilot program almost a month ago. In the interest of fair disclosure let me state from the outset that I'm an advocate of mobile learning devices, especially when combined with integrated eBooks. It was that enthusiasm that prompted me to push for a pilot iPad program at our high school.

The educator in me has been drilled to constantly seek assessment and grading opportunities. I'll probably feel the urge…

Added by Sam Gliksman on October 10, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


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